Scientific Name -
Brachiaria subquadripara (Trin.) A. S. Hitchc
Family - Gramineae
Perennial from stolons. Leaf blade and sheath hairy. Flowering branches ascending, to 18 inches (45cm) tall. Seedheads with two to seven branches or "fingers". Seedheads located under and appressed to the branch. Angle of branches resembling a "signal flag". Reproduces by seed and stolons. Found in lawns, cultivated fields, disturbed areas and hammocks. Occurs throughout peninsula of Florida. Introduced into Africa, Mexico, Costa Rica and the West Indies. Native to India, Burma, Malaysia, Java, some Pacific Islands and Australia.